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Strangers on the Shore: Early Coastal Contacts in Australia

Book cover
Detail of Bennalong Time, 2002, by Adam Hill. Casula Powerhouse and Liverpool Regional Museum.

Peter Veth, Peter Sutton & Margo Neale (eds)

ISBN 9781876944636
paperback, 248 pages
235mm x 172mm, colour
published April 2008
RRP A$29.95 

Contacts between Indigenous Australians and outsiders — Macassans, Dutch, English, French and others — are known to have occurred for more than 400 years. This book explores these diverse, subtle, dynamic and volatile first encounters from Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives. It also looks at the myriad elements of these cross-cultural exchanges, which resulted in profound outcomes for the First Australians.